Price Tag for Value: How Accurate is the Measure? 

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In a world where value is ascertained;

By the price tag;

Where everything is measured;

In monetary terms;

Where relationships are appraised;

As investments for profitable returns;

Where careers are chosen for wards;

Based on their lucrativeness;

And not on passion and talent;

Where celebrities are valued; 

Per their net worth;

As if that’s the measure;

For their relevance;


The value of a marriage;

Isn’t the sum of assets owned;

 But the stability of the two people involved;

The value of a company;

Isn’t exclusive to its net worth;

But inclusive of the manpower behind the company;

Just as any group;

Is as good as its partners;

So is any company;

As the people breaking their backs;

To keep it running;


Even though it doesn’t look like it;

But the poorest man on earth;

Is of more value;

Than the choicest of jewels;

Because the pauper has a soul;

Which can’t be bought;

No precious stone no matter its authenticity;

Can afford one breath of life;


So let’s beware;

Of what we place much value on;

Any ‘who’ is worth more than any ‘what’;

Be patient with those who seem ‘useless’;

They may still be in their ore;

Yet to be discovered;

Not everything with a price tag;

Is actually that valuable;

And not everything valuable;

Is that pricey;


What does value mean to you?

What do you value most?


© Josephine Amoako 2016

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Monique says:

    My value is based on a royal blood shared for me at Calvary! Oh such a magnificent Glory!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      A magnificent glory it is, Monique 🙌

      Liked by 1 person

  2. ronbrownx says:

    Poignant, and beautiful!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Ron. Stay blessed

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Butch Dean says:

    Young lady, you express much wisdom. Luv reading your thoughts.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Butch. Really appreciate your thoughts. ☺


  4. vennrhymes says:

    Indeed, the ‘who’ is greater and more valuable than the ‘what’

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes indeed. Thanks for reading, Venn☺


  5. Immanuel says:

    wow! you see why i said i want to write like you when i grow up? 😉

    In a world where value of a thing is dependent on the amount of money it is acquired or inherent in it, we can do little but to adapt the correct perspective of what value is what about. I often mention that the some of the most important things that matters to us are not THINGS……….

    thanks for sharing this piece with us, God bless and continue to increase you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Immanuel and stay blessed ☺


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